Nugget the "old" puppy

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Name: Nugget
  • Color: Brindle
  • Size: Small
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Baby

$320.00 raised of $1,900.00

Nugget needs your help!  

Introducing Nugget. He's a six month old French Bulldog puppy who is suffering from congenital birth defects that will only get worse with age.  He's basically a puppy in an old dog's body.  Nugget has just had a Neurological consultation, including MRI, so we can make a complete plan for his care. The good news is he doesn't have as much spinal damage as we thought. But the bad news is he does have C1-T2 myelopathy, bilateral elbow incongruity, angular limb deformity and hip dysplasia. These are issues that usually appear in much older dogs. Poor Nugget is so young to be dealing with this.

Unfortunately the neuro consult and imaging totaled $1900! And his treatment, which may include surgery, will be much more expensive. Nugget will be in BHNW care for quite some time. We are delaying his neuter because the hormones in his system will actually help his legs develop. He will need to be fully grown before surgery can be done to treat any of these birth defects.

Your donations will help ensure Nugget is set up for the healthiest life possible.